Last post on Feb 05, 2013 at 4:01 PM
You are in the Honda Civic
What is this discussion about?
Honda Civic, Brakes, Fuel System, Oil, Coupe, Sedan
#195 of 204 Re: 0W20 vs 5W20 Oil [joconnor]
May 10, 2011 (6:02 am)
I would (actually have) run them interchangeably and when needed run them as topping or back fill. In these neck of the woods, the 0w20 (Mobil One) does not go on sale, unlike 5w20 (Mobil One). I have run 20,000 miles OCI's since the factory fill recommended change out 10,000 miles. New/old engine, it really does not matter.
#196 of 204 Break In Period of New 2012 Civic
Jun 03, 2011 (5:55 am)
What is the proper way to break in a new 2012 Civic?
In other car manuals, they will advise to drive gingerly for the first 500 or so miles at various speeds. But didn't see any such comments in the Civic manual.
Also....when I owned Acura's....they indicated that the motor oil should not be changed until past 5,000 miles because of special additives. However...didn't see any such in the Honda manual. Any info on that?
#197 of 204 Replacing brake fluid with "Honda" DOT3 only?
Jun 21, 2011 (4:08 pm)
My 08 Civic LX just passed 3 years with 36k miles. According to the owner's manual, brake fluid should be changed every 3 years. Honda dealer charges about $120 as compared to $80 by independent shops. Manual does say it should only be replaced with Honda Heavy Duty DOT3 brake fluid only and discourages from using other standard non-Honda-specific DOT3. How critical is it to use Honda only brand? Thanks.
#198 of 204 Re: Replacing brake fluid with "Honda" DOT3 only? [civic2001]
Jun 21, 2011 (8:47 pm)
Honda dealer charges about $120 as compared to $80 by independent shops.
I just got my changed at a Honda dealer for $89. Had to call around. Of the four Honda dealers in the city, they were the lowest.
But there is nothing that special about Honda brake fluid. I would use a good dot 3 fluid and not worry about it.
#200 of 204 Dealer vs Local ?: 2002 Honda Civic LX 2dr Coupe (Maintenance) [kiawah]
Aug 12, 2011 (8:54 pm)
Hi! It's me again:)
Will it matter if I go to the dealer for the maintenance schedule
Also, I hear Accord is better for the long run - million miles but
I want to keep my Civic as long as possible until I can afford
to replace - say 3-5 more years+.
Aug 13, 2011 (3:30 pm)
My a/c starts out cool after being in the garage but eventually starts to blow warmish air. I've never had to have it serviced in the 5 + years that I've owned the Civic. Since it's supposed to be a closed system, I assumed that eventually the refrigerant would start to cool down again. The only thing I can think of is that there might be a small leak somewhere in the system and most has leaked out. The compressor cycles normally when the a/c is on and I use the max a/c setting since South Florida right now is pretty brutal.
Thinking that a visit to my mechanic is in order here. I looked to see if there are any TSB's or any other issues with the '06 Civic a/c and found nothing. Has anyone else heard of something that maybe I'm missing? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks all...and am still loving the car even though I don't drive it much.
#202 of 204 '06 Civic LX A/C Compressor
Sep 15, 2011 (8:15 am)
Turns out I need a new compressor and with just 32.2k miles on the car, feel it's a bit premature for the compressor to be bad. Any ideas on how I should approach Honda corporate? And also, can't find the number...does anyone know the number I should call?
Thanks all in advance for any help here. I am forever grateful! I am,
#204 of 204 Re: Break In Period of New 2012 Civic [delmar1]
Feb 05, 2013 (4:01 pm)
Thanks for asking this question. I have also bought a 2012 si and could not find those answers in the owners manuel either. I have 450 miles on the car in 3 weeks, but have not had the VTECH lights come on yet, kinda curious, hope the break in is only 500 miles, lol.